Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spring is Almost Here!

Wow- what a change in temperature this week. The snow in MN is melting quickly. Temps are expected to be near 50 today so that will help melt more of the snow. This means that my flowers will soon be peeking through the ground. I love spring. Everything is new and fresh. 
and
Emma at My Creative Time has a Throwback Thursday challenge posted today. The challenge is to use the Walk in My Garden Cartridge. How fitting as I am thinking about my flowers. I am also submitting this card for this challenge over at Queen of my Craftroom and Cardz TV Challenge.
This was a bit tricky to get the base of the card to line up correctly so when folded the front and back will match.

Using my Gypsy, I used the shadow blackout button and welded the flower pot and flowers together and then added a square behind the flowers for more stability. I then Sized it to an close A2 size card. 

Once all that was sized and all welded together, I copied it and positioned it to the left  side of the first one, then flipped it horizontally. This is very important or your card may not match up exactly when folded. I welded another square between the two parts so when folded it was not folding on the corner of the flower pot. I also used pop dots on the top layer of the flower pot for some dimension

Then I got to work cutting the fun stuff... all the layers.
All cuts are from Walk in My Garden Cricut Cartridge.

Here's how I did it....
Blue paper base and white card stock from Bazzill
All other paper is from my scrap stash
Cricut cuts from Walk in My Garden using my Gypsey
  • Flower Pot/layers cut at 4"x1.75", p.91
  • Daffodil/Iris and layers cut at 1"x 2.54", p.96
  • Crocus/layers cut at 1.25"x2.54", p.95
  • Tulips/layers cut at 1.41" x 3.36", p.99
  • caterpillar/layers cut at 1.90"x.7", p.120
  • Garden tools/layers cut at 2.67"x2.3", p.106
Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder for base layer
Sentiment From Scrappy Moms Designers Choice stamp set
A piece of twine and a cute button from  my stash
Chalk, and doodles with my pens

Be sure to stop over and check out all the other creations for the Throwback Thursday Challenge with this oldie but goodie cartridge as well as Cardz TV Challenge and  Queen of my Craftroom
Have a springy day!!

16 comments:

Jenn said...

I can't wait for spring! Very pretty card, I love what you did on the inside! :)
Jenn
craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Very cute card, love the different flowers and the catepillar is adorable.

Jovan said...

This is so AWESOME! I love it!

Cindy said...

Amazing job,Such a great and beautiful card.

Cathryn said...

Wow, beautiful. Your card looks incredible!!! TFS, Cathryn67 <3

VICTORIA said...

wow what a great card. I love it :)Victoria

Faith-Abigail Designs said...

Love this card. I made a similar flower pot card for my mom last Mothers Day. I'll have to check out this challenge; I love Walk in My Garden.

Jennifer aka Scrappin' Aggie said...

WOW!!! This is a fabulous card!

Vicky said...

WOW your card is so cute, it looks so real, good job. good luck in the challenge

Glora said...

Wow, this is seriously SO cute!!!! I love your flower pot card!!! Thanks for joining us for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge! Hugs- Glora

Crafting Katie said...

This is the cutest card ever! What FABULOUS details! I'm a new follower. :-)

terrie said...

Your card is so cute...It does look like spring is just around the corner...well done

My Creative Time said...

WOW!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!!! GREAT job w/the challenge my friend!
Big Gypsy Hugs,
Emma;)

Dina said...

wow! great card! Dina

Touch of Tewshay said...

I see we both used the flower pot from Walk In My Garden, we almost used the same color (lol)
great job, you made your card look so detailed and i luv it!
I am now a follower

Cheryl Gaffney said...

Beautiful card!! I love all the layers!!

Thanks for sharing,
Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com